Gallo is experimenting with helicopter disbursal of sulphur (most widely used chemical in vineyards) on grapevines in Cloverdale. Ag commission monitored. Just say NO!
Sulphur effects on humans:
Neurological effects and behavioural changes
– Disturbance of blood circulation
– Heart damage
– Effects on eyes and eyesight
– Reproductive failure
– Damage to immune systems
– Stomach and gastrointestinal disorder
– Damage to liver and kidney functions
– Hearing defects
– Disturbance of the hormonal metabolism
– Dermatological effects
– Suffocation and lung embolism
Sulfur is a chemical element that is dangerous because it poses a threat on multiple levels: it is flammable, corrosive, and damaging to the health of anything that breathes it in. Sulfur can cause damage not only to individual organisms, but also can be dangerous on an environmental level if it is dissipated across certain areas.
Sulfur is a yellow, odorless, non-metallic element. When it reacts with oxygen, sulfur forms sulfur oxide. This is a dangerous substance that can cause damage to the eyes, nose and lungs. People who have inhaled sulfur oxide often begin coughing and have difficulty breathing. In high concentrations, exposure to sulfur can even result in burns on the skin.
Additionally, sulfur oxide is flammable. When ignited, it can trigger an explosion. Electricity or even fumes can be enough to set off dust particles of sulfur oxide in the air and cause a large explosion or fire. According to the Clean County Coalition, sulfur can also cause damage on an environmental level. Sulfur oxide, when allowed to enter its gaseous form, can cause damage to the cardiovascular health of the animals that are exposed to it. Sulfur oxide, when inhaled, also poses a threat to an animal’s kidneys and enzymes.
|All living things need sulphur. It is especially important for humans because it is part of the amino acid methionine, which is an absolute dietary requirement for us. The amino acid cysteine also contains sulphur. The average person takes in around 900 mg of sulphur per day, mainly in the form of protein.
Elemental sulphur is not toxic, but many simple sulphur derivates are, such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and hydrogen sulfide.
Sulfur can be found commonly in nature as sulphides. During several processes sulfur bonds are added to the environment that are damaging to animals, as well as humans. These damaging sulphur bonds are also shaped in nature during various reactions, mostly when substances that are not naturally present have already been added. They are unwanted because of their unpleasant smells and are often highly toxic.
Globally sulphuric substances can have the following effects on human health:
– Neurological effects and behavioural changes
Sulfur can be found in the air in many different forms. It can cause irritations of the eyes and the throat with animals, when the uptake takes place through inhalation of sulfur in the gaseous phase. Sulfur is applied in industries widely and emitted to air, due to the limited possibilities of destruction of the sulfur bonds that are applied.
The damaging effects of sulfur with animals are mostly brain damage, through malfunctioning of the hypothalamus, and damage to the nervous system.
Laboratory tests with test animals have indicated that sulfur can cause serious vascular damage in veins of the brains, the heart and the kidneys. These tests have also indicated that certain forms of sulfur can cause foetal damage and congenital effects. Mothers can even carry sulfur poisoning over to their children through mother milk.
Finally, sulfur can damage the internal enzyme systems of animals.